TEAM COMPOSITION

 VBT / VakifBank Ttelekom Istanbul - Team Composition

 
Team manager GORKEN Muhammet
Head coach GUIDETTI Giovanni
Assistant coach TAVACI Salih
Doctor
Therapist / trainer ERDOGAN Sabri
Journalist CELAL Demirbilek
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block
  1 Songül GÜRSOYTRAK SONGÜL 08.05.1981 173 63 0 0
  C 2   Gozde Kirdar Sonsirma Gözde 26.06.1985 183 70 297 292
  L 3 Gizem GURESEN GIZEM 14.01.1987 178 70 250 270
  4   Nilay Ozdemir NILAY 24.10.1985 180 67 286 280
  6 Olena Ustymenko Sokolowski LENA 11.10.1986 192 78 305 300
  7   Malgorzata Glinka-Mogentale GLINKA 30.09.1978 190 84 314 303
  8 Ayse Melis Gürkaynak Gurkaynak 20.04.1990 180 68 300 280
  9   Özge Kirdar Çemberci Cemberci 26.06.1985 183 70 310 300
  10 Güldeniz Önal Pasaoglu Onal Pasaoglu 25.03.1986 178 67 296 290
  11   Bahar TOKSOY BAHAR 06.02.1988 190 68 315 305
  12 Jelena Nikolic Nikolic 13.04.1982 194 79 315 300
  13   Christiane Fürst Fürst 29.03.1985 192 76 323 307
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

Vakifbank telecom Istanbul started life in 1986 and a year after being established, qualified for the Women’s A1 League, the first club to achieve this. In 1999 they joined forces with Ankara club Ankara Vak?fbank and since then have competed under one banner.

Since merging, the side has seen much success, winning the Turkish Championship twice in 2003/04 and 2004/05 as well as the European Challenge Cup in 2008 and, most recently, the Champions League earlier this year, becoming the first Turkish team to win the title.
Coach profile

Giovanni Guidetti was born in Modena and despite playing early on, he turned to coaching at a young age, taking control of an Italian A2 club at the age of 23.

From 1997 to 2000 he worked as assistant coach for the

Italian Woman National team and at the same time, coached the Italy junior team.

He then moved on to coach in USA before returning to his native Italy to take the reigns at Vicenza where he won the Super Cup.

2002 saw hime coach the Bulgarian women’s team before spells with Italian outfits Modena and Chieri, the latter of whom he helped take to a silver medal in the 2003 CEV Champions League.

Since 2004 he has coached the Germany women’s team, taking them to bronze at the 2009 World Grand Prix.

He arrived at Vakifbank Gune? Sigorta Turk Telekom Istanbul for the 2008/09 season, winning the Turkish title in his first season before, two years later, clinching the club’s, and the country’s, first Champions League crown.